This {photograph} reveals a vial of the AstraZeneca anti-COVID-19 vaccine in a pharmacy in Paris on March 12, 2021. — AFP/File

The COVAX scheme will present AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine freed from cost to Pakistan, sources knowledgeable Geo Information Wednesday.

Following the event, in accordance with the publication, the federal authorities has permitted the SOPs for the vaccine’s rollout after a nod from the Nationwide Skilled Committee.

As per the usual working procedures, two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will likely be administered with a 12-week hole, whereas it is going to be saved at a temperature of 2-Eight diploma Celsius.

In response to the issued pointers, the vaccine will likely be administered to individuals over the age of 18 whereas these affected by fever will not be capable of obtain the jab.

Equally, individuals who check optimistic for the virus won’t be able to get the jab whereas the rules stated an individual who has recovered from the virus will likely be inoculated.

Those that obtain the jab could expertise slight physique ache, stated the rules, allaying considerations that the vaccine will likely be protected for pregnant and lactating ladies.

It’s pertinent to say right here that the World Well being Organisation has given approval for using AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine.

Earlier, it was introduced that Pakistan, Nigeria, and Indonesia could be among the many greatest recipients of free COVID-19 vaccines as a part of the COVAX scheme earlier than June — with every nation getting greater than 10 million doses every.

Some 238.2 million doses could be distributed around the globe by the top of Might via the programme, which is aimed toward boosting entry to coronavirus jabs in poorer nations.

Although vaccination campaigns have gathered tempo globally, nearly all of injections have been administered in wealthier international locations whereas many countries have but to obtain a single dose.

The 5 greatest confirmed recipients are Pakistan (14,640,000 doses), Nigeria (13,656,000), Indonesia (11,704,800), Bangladesh (10,908,000) and Brazil (9,122,400).

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